Monthly Archives: August 2018

OPRA Seminar on 9/6 in Voorhees

PSWH Partner CJ Griffin will present a seminar in Camden County titled “OPRA 101: How to Use the Open Public Records Act to Hold Your Government Accountable.”  The event is being hosted by LoveLindenwold.org

Date and Location:

Thursday, September 6, 2018
6pm
M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch, Camden County Library System,
203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

Event Description:

The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) is a powerful tool for people who want to ensure that their government is transparent and accountable. This seminar will provide you with the nuts and bolts to use OPRA effectively.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to draft a valid OPRA request
  • Explanation of common exemptions
  • Tips for getting the records you want
  • What to do when your request is denied

RSVP:
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 1.888.498.6788 or by sending an email to: love at lovelindenwold.org.

To view the event flyer, click here.

If your community organization or newsroom would like to host a seminar, please contact cgriffin@pashmanstein.com.

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Amazon suit continues to get coverage

The New York Times has published an article about the serious lack of transparency regarding the proposals that cities have submitted bids to Amazon for their HQ2 Headquarters. Despite the fact that the taxpayers of the winning city will be on the hook for billions of dollars in incentives, too many cities are still keeping the public in the dark about what Amazon is being offered.

The article references our lawsuit, which secured access to the City of Newark’s bid, which we published.